Bachelor in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling
Studying Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling at New York College offers you a unique opportunity to explore, acquire and critically apply concepts, theories and models used in all three disciplines Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling. This degree offers you the chance to learn about the interaction between these disciplines, gaining an appreciation of the diversity of perspectives involved, along with an understanding of their therapeutic use. A highly specialized, supportive and experienced teaching team will guide you as you develop knowledge of the theories, methods and debates central to the three core elements. We'll support you as you explore psychology, gain specific counselling skills, and consider broader social issues that impact on the roles of psychotherapist and counsellor, such as assumptions, stereotyping, diversity and prejudice. We'll also focus on developing your knowledge and skills in the use of psychological research methods, and your appreciation of the ethical issues involved.
- The UK based course is one of only a few Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling degrees in the UK that is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist in the UK).
- Graduates of the NYC Athens based course may apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS, via the International Route by individual application.
- The University of Bolton psychology courses are ranked top in the UK for teaching quality by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, as well as top in the UK for student satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2020.
Level 3 (Year 0)
- Academic Skills
- Perspectives in Psychology
- Key Studies in Psychology
- Research Methods in Social Sciences
Level 4 (Year 1)
- Introduction to Counselling Concepts
- Cognitive and Biopsychological Perspectives
- Contemporary Issues in Psychology
- Application of Psychology
- Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
- Understanding the Person
Level 5 (Year 2)
- Counselling Skills
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Personality and Developmental Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Social and Critical Psychology
Level 6 (Year 3)
- The Therapeutic Process
- Applications of Counselling Skills
- Psychology of Mental Health
- The Honours Project
- Applied Experience (optional)
- Psychology of Loss and Trauma (optional)
- Cyber Psychology and New Media (optional)
- Duration: 3 or 4 years Full-time
- Language: Level 3 (Year 0) is taught in Greek and Levels 4-6 (Year 1-3) are in English
- Academic Semesters: Two (2)
- Exam Period: January, May
• 4 year programme: A pass mark in your High School Certificate & IELTS 5.0
• 3 year programme: A High School Certificate of 15+ & IELTS 6.0
• An interview may also be required to consider applicants’ suitability.
Graduates are equipped with many diverse skills to undertake different types of work in the field of mental health, or to progress to postgraduate training in any specialist area of Psychology, Psychotherapy and/ or Counselling. In particular the final year modules and the opportunity to undertake voluntary work in a placement in the final year maximize practical abilities to apply knowledge gained through the programme thus ensuring academic, professional and employability skills are developed side by side.
“Deciding to get a second University degree, and fulfilling my dream to study psychology at the age of 28, was a hard decision to make since I had to combine both work and studying. The programme of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling of the University of Bolton, offered at the New York College, offered me this unique opportunity. This specific academic schedule allowed me to be able to work and at the same time attend all of my lectures. However, having already achieved a University degree is something that made me have very high standards regarding my new studies and NYC was able to meet my criteria. What I enjoyed the most was the several workshops during the classes that gave us the opportunity to simulate real life cases that I will come across in my career. Also, I appreciated the professors, they were always willing to share their knowledge and support us throughout our whole academic journey. Finally, what I can definitely say is that NYC offers a great number of chances for enriching knowledge and experiences. All you just have to do is grab them!”
Isavella Vasiliki Kontopoulou
BSc Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling student 2019-2022
University of Bolton link tutor testimonial
As the programme leader for the BSc (hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling programme at the University of Bolton, I am pleased to be in collaboration with the programme team at New York College in Athens as the link tutor. Our strong collaboration provides students with an equivalent experience to the University of Bolton UK based course and we are currently working together to gain British Psychological Society course accreditation for the Athens programme, to further cement our very successful collaboration. In the meantime, Bolton graduates of the Athens based course can apply to the BPS by individual application for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership.
Dr Julie Prescott, CPsychol, SFHEA, AFBPS, PhD, MA, BSc (Hons) Reader in Psychology Programme Lead BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling School of Education and Psychology- University of Bolton